Renters Have The Power AgainAccording to an article on MSN.com, renting is back in fashion in the real estate world. Gone are the days where homeownership ruled and everyone wanted to buy a piece of property. According to the article, rents throughout the nation have fallen 3.5% in 2009. The rental vacancy rate is actually at a 23-year high of 7.8% which means that renters have tons of opportunities in finding that perfect place to call home. They can shop around for better apartments, better locations, and even get a few perks and incentives like free rent for a while or a flat-screen TV or even appliances. Landlords are trying al kinds of tricks to get you to move into their property. The article quotes a representative of American Apartment Owners Association saying that it’s the worst it has been for the last 35 years. The perks that renters are getting these days are not only for people signing new leases, people are getting incentives to stay in the unit they are already renting instead of looking for a new place.
USA Today lists a few of these perks: In Charleston, SC, Darby Development is offering up to two months rent-free, flat screen TV and $100 gasoline card for new tenants. Existing tenants can get discounts off their first month’s rent in their new lease. In Tampa and Orlando, Florida, Blue Rock Partners are simply reducing rent. In Seattle, Trinity Partnership built a 24-seat digital movie theater in a 99-unit building. And in NY City, Viking Management is paying broker’s fees for new tenants which is about equal to one month’s rent.
It seems like everywhere, rents are being reduced. It may be time for you to look for a brand new place and take advantage of the lower monthly payments not to mention great perks that come along with it. As far as moving, All My Sons of Oklahoma City has got you covered. Our Oklahoma City local movers are efficient and professional with years and years of moving experience. All My Sons Moving and Storage of Oklahoma City deals with residential moves of al types, from apartments to condos, townhouses, larger homes and everything in between. Our Oklahoma City movers will quilt-pad wrap your furniture, carefully load up their truck with your personal belongings and help you set up in your newly rented place. When you deal with such a professional moving company, moving day is a breeze. All you have to do is make sure you properly and securely packed your goods in moving boxes and sit back and relax. All My Sons of Oklahoma City will do the rest.